I got a nice treat from a neighbor a few weeks back, the opportunity to use his Harbor Freight Sawmill! It's more than just the chainsaw conversion, but a proper carriage-driven petrol-engine thing with a great hooping sawblade! : Here's how the machine is used: Turning these logs: Into beams like this! I had a roof to build and got stuck in. This is how the roof turned out with the beam mounted into place. Beams, beautiful beams! I worked out each beam costs me roughly $3 or so (plus my time to work the mill), compared to about $40-50 each for the price of the beams, plus transporting only about a handful each trip all the way from a big city many miles away. The Sawmill was much closer and saved much time and energy. DIY techniques for sawmilling are very much an art, not a science. In the video I try to explain things as I learned and was taught by the master saw miller but it's best to learn by experience as you rip them boards and beam!